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1 1 The International Labour Standards Modena, february 2008 Michele Colucci

2 2 8 FUNDAMENTAL CONVENTIONS Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98) Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105) Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100) Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)

3 3 4 Priority Conventions Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81) Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129) Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144) Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (No. 122)

4 4 Core Labour Standards Widely Ratified 123 countries ratified all 8 CLS, 19 have ratified 7, etc. (November 2006) 123 countries ratified all 8 CLS, 19 have ratified 7, etc. (November 2006) Some 7,600 ratifications in all Some 7,600 ratifications in all Ongoing ratification campaign: letters, Conference discussions, assistance Ongoing ratification campaign: letters, Conference discussions, assistance

5 5 Other ILO Human Rights Subjects See Arts. 6 to 8 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: See Arts. 6 to 8 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Right to work (art. 6) Right to work (art. 6) Just and favourable conditions of work (art. 7) Just and favourable conditions of work (art. 7) Fair wages and equal remuneration for work of equal value; Fair wages and equal remuneration for work of equal value;

6 6 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Adopted 1998 Adopted 1998 Response to globalization Response to globalization Promotional approach, geared to non-ratifying States Promotional approach, geared to non-ratifying States Assistance to implement principles and standards, for all States Assistance to implement principles and standards, for all States

7 7 Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work An obligation, arising from the very fact of membership in the Organization, to respect, to promote and to realize, in good faith and in accordance with the Constitution, the fundamental rights which are the subjects of the eight ILO Conventions recognized as fundamental. An obligation, arising from the very fact of membership in the Organization, to respect, to promote and to realize, in good faith and in accordance with the Constitution, the fundamental rights which are the subjects of the eight ILO Conventions recognized as fundamental.

8 8 Declaration follow-up and Assistance Global reports Global reports Periodic reports Periodic reports Significant technical assistance on: Significant technical assistance on: Special Action Programme on Forced Labour Special Action Programme on Forced Labour Freedom of Association Freedom of Association Discriminaiton Discriminaiton

9 9 Basic ILO HR Standards Freedom of association and collective bargaining: Freedom of association and collective bargaining: (a) Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention, 1948 (No. 87) (b) Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98)

10 10 Basic ILO HR Standards The elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour The elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (a) Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) (b) Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105)

11 11 Basic ILO HR Standards The effective abolition of child labour The effective abolition of child labour (a) Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) (b) Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)

12 12 Basic ILO HR Standards The elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation The elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation (a) Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100) (b) Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)

13 13 ILO Programmes and technical assistance Vocational training and vocational rehabilitation Vocational training and vocational rehabilitation Employment policy Employment policy Labour administration Labour administration Labour law and industrial relations Labour law and industrial relations Working conditions Working conditions Management development Management development Cooperatives Cooperatives Social security Social security Labour statistics Labour statistics Occupational safety and health Occupational safety and health

14 14 SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.... We cannot develop at the expense of social justice. We cannot compete without a floor of basic human standards. If this is true inside our own society, it is true for the world as a whole. – Nelson Mandela, President of the African National Congress, 1994


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